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Katy Derbyshire

October 19, Copley Square
Katy Derbyshire is a British-born, Berlin-based translator and writer. She translates contemporary German writers including Clemens Meyer, Christa Wolf, Helene Hegemann, and Inka Parei. Her translation of Bricks and Mortar by Clemens Meyer was longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize and won the 2018 Straelener Prize for Translation. Derbyshire is a vocal supporter of the Women in Translation movement and was instrumental in establishing the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. She co-hosts a monthly translation lab and the bimonthly Dead Ladies Show.